Electric Hand Planers
I have several 2"x12"x12" pieces of lumber that I need to remove about 1/8 to 1/4" of depth from. Would an electric hand planer be cabable of evenly removing this material? I know a bench top planer would handle this, just trying to save some money if possible.
If you're trying to achieve a "finished" look, it might be more challenging with a hand planer. Also, if you're trimming down the full length of several boards, it might seem a bit tedious after a while. I didn't find it easy to maintain consistency over a long run. Particularly if your boards aren't installed yet, I'd consider going for the bench top planer, or maybe ripping with a table saw (if your fence is accurately aligned).
Unless you are very proficient, you will not get good results with an electric hand planer on this wide of piece. Even with a surface planer, with this short of a piece, I'd be concerned about snipe. Can you surface plane down a longer board, say 28"+ and recut to the finished length?
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